In This Episode
Today’s show is a conversation about the Dark Side of ten amazing medical firsts. In each case, the doctor’s desire to be first, whether for fame or money, clouded their judgment and put them in direct conflict with their ethical duty as medical scientists. Bioethicist Greg Pence and I count down these ten amazing medical firsts, and discuss the ethical questions surrounding them. Case #1 is the first human heart transplant to coincide with the 50th anniversary of that event.
About Our Guest
Gregory Pence is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is the author of seven books, including Medical Ethics: Accounts of Groundbreaking Cases, which is in its eighth edition.